September 18th, 2008
Book of the Day: Making Chase, by Lauren Dane

Making Chase, Lauren Dane. This book autographed!

Book Four In the Chase Brothers Series.

Tate Murphy is a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. She grew up a million miles away from the easy life Matt Chase has had. She’s spent her life pulling herself and her siblings up and out of that trailer by the railroad tracks and she hasn’t looked back.

Matt Chase is a dream of a guy and she’s certainly not going to turn down a short fling with one of the most handsome men she’s ever seen! Matt Chase has watched each one of his brothers find love and he knows he’s ready for that too. It’s all a matter of finding the woman who captures his heart. He’s certainly sampled his fair share of them but none has moved him the way Tate Murphy does when he goes to her shop to thank her for some cookies and a thank you note.

But as Matt gets to know Tate and appreciate her strength and unique beauty, he also realizes she’s got some big self esteem issues about her past. To build a future, he’s got to find a way past some big road blocks.

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, some violence.

Want a chance to win it? Comment and answer the question below. I’ll draw a winner tomorrow morning. One entry per person, please.

Is there anything from your past that you wish you could change?

My answer: No, because all the decisions I made in my past led me to where I am today, and I like where I am.


50 comments to “Book of the Day: Making Chase, by Lauren Dane”

  1. well, prolly not much, some small decisions-like which #’s to pick in the lotto….but on the whole i guess i’ll just keep my past like it is.

  2. My first thought was: YES! Oh, how there are so many things I would change. Then I read your answer. And you are right. I am very happy with where my life is right now. By changing anything, would I be where I am today?

  3. The only thing that I would change is that I would have traveled a lot more before I had kids, now I have to wait until they’re grown up and I don’t think visiting Europe will be the same at age 50 something as it would have been at 21!!!

  4. no, you know what the sci-fi time travel groups say -‘ change one thing and potentially change everything.’ I’ve had hard times (who hasn’t), but i have too much that i couldn’t stand to lose like my kids, to want to change the bad things. They make me appreciate the good ones that much more.

  5. There are some jobs I wish I hadn’t suffered through, but I’m sure I learned something from all of them. I also wish I had taken better care of myself when I was younger, but that makes me who I am. Sooo…I wouldn’t change a thing.

  6. There might be a few things that I would change but nothing leading up to meeting my husband

  7. Good morning Anya,

    There are a couple of things I would do different as long as it wouldn’t affect my son & hubby.

    Thank you,
    Susan B.

  8. While I agree with you, YES I would change a few things about my past. I would have really waited to find that special person (my now hubby) and then take back one other thing that is just best to forget. But it can never be forgotten.

  9. There are two things I would change about my life: journaling about my children-I wish I would have written about them every day, the things they did, what they said, etc, especially with my youngest son and what he has been through this past year and a half, and now knowing that I will soon lose him. I also wish I would have played with them more and not let life get in the way so often. Hell, laundry and dishes will always be there, your kids are only young for so long-and may never get the chance to grow up.

  10. I would change a few things that happened in high school – I think it would have given me more self-esteem in my life. Like Crystal – I would have really waited to find that special person.

  11. I wouldn’t wish to change anything becuase i love the present too much.

  12. I wished I had met myself in the past and tell that girl that the future is way better and to look foward to it.

  13. I wish I met my husband in High School, that way I can see how he was back in the day.

  14. I wish I knew about dating. I would tell my past self that its ok if you dont find the one on High school.

  15. Not major decisions, but there were a couple of times when I was unnecessarily cruel as a teen–to other teens, to my mother, even to my grandmother. Yes, I wish I hadn’t said a few things to some people through the years.

  16. I can’t think of anything I’d change. If I made any big changes to my life I would not have the wonderful family and friends I have today – who knows where I’d be!

  17. Since I can’t really change the past, it’s pointless to think about it. So, I leave things in the past and learn from them for the present and the future.

  18. I think that I be more social in high school. I also would have changed the college I went too.

  19. only thing i’d have changed was the college and the major I had.
    loved this book. And still would like polly and edward’s story.

  20. Oh, yes, there are a few decisions that I would love to change…except I’m not sure that I’d still end up with my life if I did. So no, I wouldn’t change them.

  21. I have a few things. Dating a loser the whole time I was in college. Choosing the wrong major in college. Not getting my driver’s license sooner.

  22. of course. I mean what to choose lol, I guess looking back, I wish I had not been so insecure with myself. Just because someone didn’t like me, didn’t mean I was not good enough, just meant the friends I had meant that much more 🙂

  23. There are many things in my past that I regret but I also believe that everything happens for a reason. As much as I might want to change anything in the past, I probably wouldn’t be where I am right now or the person I’ve become.

  24. No there isn’t anything in my past that I would like to change. Even mistakes aren’t bad to make as long as you learn from them. I hope I can say I have learned from mine. But I agree with you, my past has made who and what I am today and most of the time I love who and where I am.

  25. Well, I was sick when I took my final school exams and didn’t tell anyone, and ended up dropping a grade, which meant I couldn’t do the vocational degree I wanted. Ended up with a completely unfulfilling work life, so I’d change that one major decision, which ultimately impacted on everything.

  26. There are a few things I wish I could change in my life mainly the choice of career. I believe that things happen for a reason and am still trying to figure that out at times!

  27. There is unfortunately much in my past that I wish I could go back and change, but one thing I would never change was having my children, just how I did it. I would have gone to a 4 yr college and found a “normal” job so that I could have raised my kids myself.

  28. Yes, one… When my grandmother became ill, I wish I stuck around longer than I did. I miss her with all my heart, and now realize that I could have had more moments and memories with her if I had decided to delay moving… 😥

  29. Well, there are a few things I would change. Like I would have saved more money rather than splurge. I would have also tried harder in school. Small stuff really.

  30. Yes, there are a few things I would change. I spent 10 years not talking to my father. I would change that.

  31. I was a good student, but I wish I tried a little harder and studied more.

  32. I agree with you, I’m happy where I am and I can’t think of anything I would change.

  33. Most definitely – I never got to college, only technical school – because I didn’t realize I could do it on my own when told by my old fashioned parents that they wouldn’t help since girls don’t need college – yeah imagine that. I made sure my two girls understood the concept and one is graduated and the other currently attending. And to cheryl – we traveled and waited 15 years to have kids but in hindsight now we’re “old” parents and they missed out on grandparents too. I guess you can’t have it all!

  34. Yes, there are some painful things from my past that I would definitely like to change. But at the same time, I also agree with Anya’s sentiment about how our past makes us who we are today… and I like myself the way I am. How about some mind control magic so I simply don’t ever think about them again? 😉

  35. Sometimes there are little things I wish I’d change. The top of my head would be not tripping walking someplace so I could still have my amazing pair of irreplaceable flip flops.
    On the other hand, major changes? Not really…
    Oh – and please don’t enter me into the drawing. I already have this book – I just wanted to throw in my two cents. :mrgreen:

  36. i would have ended my last relationship differently – yeah, I have major regrets there . . .

  37. There’s little things I’d change. But any of the big things that happened, happened for a reason and who am I to question it.

  38. There are lots of things I would like to change if I could. Especially my first sexual relationship. But, I have to realize it all happened to teach me lessons in life, that I might need in the future.

  39. I wish I’d spent more time at home with my children when they were growing up and less traveling for my career.

  40. I once dated someone that I worked with, turned out to be the worst mistake of my life.

  41. I think there a couple of things I wouldn’t mind changing but overall I am happy where I am. 😀

  42. Basically, no, I would not change much about my past except if I unknowingly said any hurtful remarks to any one I would like to take them back. Here is looking at a wonderful future and enjoying each day of it.

  43. No. I am where I want to be. All of my decisions led to this place and time.

  44. HI
    I’m like you, Anya.
    Whatever was past has brought me to now and I’m quite happy now.

  45. Honestly? I thought about a year ago this time that I had a whole list of things I changed, but looking back? They make/made me who I am. So no, I can’t say that I would change anything.

  46. At first I thought “oh, lots”, but everything got me here where I am now and I’m kinda happy with that. So, I don’t know. I’d have to think very hard about it.

  47. The only thing I would like to really change from my past is taking better care of myself. All the other stuff that I would like to go and change would be to big of an affect on my current happiness. I would not change my boys for anything.

  48. My mom always says that you can play the “what if” game all day long, but in the scheme of things all that you do right or wrong are what make up a person. I would be afraid to change anything because it might change things I want to stay the same.

  49. I would love to change my whole Summer after my graduation.

  50. Just one thing–falling down the stairs which resulted in physical problems I’m still dealing with 20 years later. But I agree with the others who have said they wouldn’t want to change how things are now, so I’d be very careful about changing anything.